Change Networks

There are a lot of people across the region working to make their communities better for everyone. They know that sometimes to make things better you’ve got to change the way you get things done.

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are designed for people who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they live or work.

As our region becomes more diverse, people who want to make their community better for everyone need to be able to work with folks from all walks of life. That is why our initial Change Network offerings are focused on providing a unique opportunity to learn how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

We have partnered with two groups to offer three cohort-style programs that will equip people to lead change in a more equitable and inclusive manner. Participants will not only learn new skills, but also gain new allies who will support them in their work both during the program and beyond.

There are three Change Network programs, one each in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. All programs will run from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. The application period for each cohort took place in June and July, 2017.

Change Network | Minnesota 

Led by a collaboration between Cultural Wellness Center and Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Meet the Minnesota Cohort

Change Network | North Dakota 

Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies.

Meet the North Dakota Cohort (PDF)


Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies

Meet the South Dakota Cohort (PDF)

Change Networks are produced in partnership with:

Cultural Wellness Center logo Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center National Art Strategies logo